Privacy / Affiliate Disclosures


Some posts and pages on this site may include affiliate links, which pay us a commission if you click through. However, our praise cannot be bought, and we only recommend products we believe in. is a participant in the Amazon Europe S.à r.l. Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

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Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.

Google Adsense and the DoubleClick DART Cookie

Google, as a third party advertisement vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. The use of DART cookies by Google enables them to serve adverts to visitors that are based on their visits to this website as well as other sites on the internet.

To opt out of the DART cookies you may visit the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following url: Tracking of users through the DART cookie mechanisms are subject to Google’s own privacy policies. For full details of how Google works with partner sites, such as this one, follow this link.

Other Third Party ad servers or ad networks may also use cookies to track users activities on this website to measure advertisement effectiveness and other reasons that will be provided in their own privacy policies, has no access or control over the cookies that may be used by third party advertisers.

Your Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available from our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested. is operated by Responsive Computing Ltd. a UK-based company, based at Responsive Computing Ltd. Pentax House, South Hill Avenue, Harrow, HA2 0DU.

Collection of Personal Information

When visiting, the IP address used to access the site may be logged along with the dates and times of access. This information is purely used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement and gather broad demographic information for internal use. Most importantly, no recorded IP addresses are linked to personally identifiable information.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

As of 25th May 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is in effect. This legislation is intended to empower EU consumers to have control of how their data is used.

At, we aim to be fully transparent about how we use data and fully compliant with this legislation. Although we deal primarily with US readers, we’ve made efforts to ensure that everyone who visits the site, regardless of their location, benefits from the work we’ve done on data protection.

We don’t collect much data, but here’s a summary of what we do collect and how we process it:

Analytical Data: Like most websites, we use Google Analytics to collect log information to see which pages are popular and how people use the site. However, we only process this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We make no attempt to find out the identities of those visiting HomeWorkingClub. When we do collect information, such as for newsletter signups, we are clear about it and explain why.

Similarly, we use a WordPress system called JetPack to keep an eye on visitor statistics. Users of can access additional privacy functionality – details here.

Email Marketing: maintains an email mailing list, administered via Convertkit – a GDPR-compliant email marketing system. Since the site’s inception, we have always operated a “double opt-in” system, so that people who sign up from anywhere on the site must confirm their subscription before receiving any communications.

Our email newsletter always includes an easy unsubscribe option, and members of the mailing list were reminded of their right to unsubscribe before GDPR went live as part of the newsletter sent out on 17th May 2018.

As per GDPR requirements, we maintain an audit trail of when each individual signed up and when they confirmed their sign-up via the double opt-in process.

Other Email Communication: HomeWorkingClub always encourages readers to get in touch personally, and many people benefit from one-to-one communication with Ben and the team.

Anyone communicating with us in this way can be assured that emails are stored on encrypted devices and that our backups are encrypted also. If you don’t want to talk to us again, you just have to let us know!

HomeWorkingClub never shares email addresses with unauthorised third-party companies.  

Push Notifications: HomeWorkingClub uses a third-party system called “PushCrew” for those who wish to receive occasional browser notifications of new content. PushCrew introduced a series of features to improve user privacy in advance of GDPR, which are detailed here. We have activated all of them, so we don’t store entire IP addresses on the system, nor even track the location of people signing up for push notifications.

Social Media: HomeWorkingClub has a presence on various social networks, most notably our popular private advice group on Facebook. Please remember that if you choose to interact with us, and with other people, on social media, you are responsible for your contributions, and that these will be subject to the privacy guidelines of the social networks themselves. Facebook’s, for example, can be found here.

Subject Access Requests / The Right to Erasure

Under the rules of GDPR, EU citizens have a right to request a copy of all the information any company holds on them. Similarly, they have a right to request (under most circumstances) that all data related to them is deleted. If you feel you need to exercise this right, please contact us via the postal address above.

Our Key Principle never has and never will set out to use people’s data in a way that’s improper or annoying. We are a small website operated by human beings, doing our best to cope with some very complicated and time-consuming legislation. As such, if you have any privacy concerns, please contact us in the first instance and let us try to help you.

Links to third party Websites
We have included links on this site for your use and reference. We are not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from our own.

Changes to this Privacy Statement
The contents of this statement may be altered at any time, at our discretion.

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